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Race Preview: 2016 Portland Veterans Day Run

Are you looking for something to do on Veterans' Day that supports our veterans? Look no farther than Mount Tabor, which is the site of the 4th Annual Portland Veterans Day Run. The purpose of the run is:

[T]o provide a venue to thank the men and women that have served or are currently serving in our nation's military during the week of Veterans Day (November 11th). To this end, we provide discounted pricing to our Veterans and active-duty military participants as well as discounted pricing for spouses of our Veterans. Your participation also allows us to make this event available to service members worldwide for the same discounted price as those serving in the States. We also donate a portion of the proceeds from our events to honorable military charities. Donations from prior years' events have included the Wounded Warrior Project, Folds of Honor, Operation Gratitude, Team Red White and Blue and numerous local veterans charities in the cities we have events.

This race has an unusual start time – 3:11 p.m., on November 12. If you haven’t raced on Mt. Tabor before, be prepared to tackle lots and lots of hills. It’s unlikely that you’ll set a PR, but you will likely feel an immense amount of satisfaction when you’ve finished. Besides the support of a good cause, registered runners receive the following:

Race distances include 1 mile, 5K, 11K, and half marathon.

Portland National Veterans Day Race

When: November 12, 2016, at 3:11 p.m.

Where: Mount Tabor Park, Mt. Tabor & SE Salmon Way, Portland, Oregon

Register: Online here ($25 for 1 mile, $30 for 5K, $50 for 11K, $70 for half marathon)

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About Tung Yin (199 Articles)
Law prof by day, runner all the time. Got off the couch in January 2011 and have been obsessed with running ever since.

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